The recent emphasis on positive leadership has revolutionized traditional approaches to leading and managing. Producing extraordinarily high performance, generating positively deviant results - results that are dramatically better than normal - and creating remarkable vitality in the workplace are the most frequent consequences of positive leadership. Empirical research by Kim Cameron has confirmed these outcomes, but the lingering question is "how?" What specifically can leaders do to practice positive leadership?
This book provides five proven practices - tools and techniques - for practicing positive leadership. These tools and techniques have been confirmed as highly successful in leading individual employees and organizations to attain extraordinarily high levels of flourishing and effectiveness. They build on and supplement Kim Cameronís previous book, Positive Leadership, which outlined the theory but, in the interest of brevity, omitted details about implementation. Developmental exercises and action activities associated with each positive practice are provided in the book to help the practices become instantly implementable.
Kim Cameron is professor of management and organizations, cofounder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, and professor of higher education, all at the University of Michigan. He is the coauthor or coeditor of fourteen books.